Fish that Fake Orgasms: And Other Zoological Curiosities

Fish that Fake Orgasms: And Other Zoological Curiosities

by Matt Walker

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Fish that Fake Orgasms: And Other Zoological Curiosities by Matt Walker

“If you are interested in transvestite garter snakes, the speed-eating habits of the star-nosed mole, or how geckos behave in zero gravity, you will enjoy Fish That Fake Orgasms.” —-The Times (UK)

Packed with fascinating, bizarre, amazing, and hilarious entries, Fish That Fake Orgasms takes you on a guided tour of the diverse natural life that surrounds us. It covers eating and drinking, playing and preying, carousing and canoodling—-and much more:

• Why do some Japanese quail prefer to mate with weaker males of the species?

• What animal has a heart that glows green when it beats?

• Of all the carnivores, which has the strongest bite?

• What creature performs better sexually when there’s another male nearby?

• What type of bird has a divorce rate of only 8 percent?

• Which has a bigger brain: a lion in the wild or a lion in captivity?

• What animal pretends it has food in order to lure females into its abode?

Fish That Fake Orgasms is the first professionally researched miscellany of the animal kingdom. An entertaining and addictive collection, it will satisfy anyone entranced by the wondrous world of animals.

And speaking of satisfaction, the female brown trout does, in fact, fake it. It’s a trick it uses to find the most potent mate!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312371166
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/10/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 7.59(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Matt Walker is one of the world’s leading science journalists. He is an editor at the BBC, shaping its natural history coverage online. He was previously a senior editor at New Scientist, a magazine with a global readership of over 750,000. He has lectured at New Scientist conferences, as well as at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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